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She Shouldn’t Be In Court, But…

Kelli Lynn Adams of Boonville was held to answer last week on several counts of harassing Suzan Topales, also of Boonville. The most serious charge alleges that the troubled Boonville…

Kelisha & Aleshia

Kelisha & Aleshia

The Kelisha Alvarez prelim finally got underway last week. It had been dropped until the witness against Kelisha could be located to testify. Kelisha, the legendary Ukiah street person, had…

My Sister Got A Pot Pharm & All I Got Was Assault Charges

Erick Galen Giumelli was bound over for trial on charges of assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury to his sister, Ms. Despina Saulmon. He not only beat…

New Wrinkles In Pervery

A Ukiah man was arrested Tuesday when he was caught filming up a woman’s skirt with his cellphone, the Ukiah Police Department reported. According to the UPD, an officer responded…

Caleb Silver Just Might Face the Midnight Needle

Caleb Silver Just Might Face the Midnight Needle

The death penalty reared its ghastly head in Judge John Behnke’s courtroom last Thursday afternoon, and the specter appeared in the form of the former People’s Temple lawyer Tim Stoen,…

‘Sucker Punch’ or Parking Lot Fight?

Charles Reynolds is charged with felony assault with a special allegation of inflicting great bodily injury (not murder) for killing Kenneth Fisher, a native of Laytonville, who died after Reynolds…

Ukiah’s Seamy Side

The Kelisha Alvarez prelim failed so miserably last week that the charges were dismissed. Ms. Alvarez had been charged with a felony robbery on the streets of Ukiah, but the…

Probationers On Parade

Mr. Isaiah Bennett requested a hearing to determine if he’d violated his probation. This wasn’t the first time he’d violated it, and Judge Ann Moorman was tired of him appearing…

Drunk Lawyers, Doctors Who Kill

The sensational DUI trial of a lawyer for the Office of the Public Defender, Lindsay Peak, ended in a mistrial before we could cover the second week of testimony, so…

Mistrial Declared

Mistrial Declared

UPDATE: Moorman just granted a mistrial in Peak driving case. Document disclosure the issue. Jury had sent notice a verdict had been reached. But jurors sent home after mistrial declared.…

A Case In Point

The first 911 call said that someone was dropping rocks off the Perkins Street overpass onto Highway 101. When Patrol Sergeant Noble Waidelich of the CHP arrived he could see…

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